NSA acts as matchmaker between farmers and vet/agricultural students

18th October 2013

The NSA Lambing List for 2013/14 is now open, with the intention of matchmaking farmers who need assistance at lambing time with veterinary and agricultural students required to undertake a lambing placement as part of their educational studies.

Phil Stocker, NSA Chief Executive, says: “The Lambing List is part of NSA’s support for the next generation of sheep farmers and large animal vets, and is hugely valued by both the students and farmers who use it. It’s a very simple but effective process – we collate a list of NSA members looking for help at lambing time and provide contact details so students can approach them directly to ask for a placement. It’s a great service for our members, but also provides a boost for young people keen to get ahead. And an added bonus this year is the list will be hosted on our new website dedicated to young people – www.nsanextgeneration.org.uk – meaning students seeking the list will also find an online resource packed with useful information about forging a career in the sheep sector.”

The 2013/14 list will be made available later this month. Students wishing to be updated when the list goes online and each time it is updated should email [email protected]. Farmers wishing to be added to the list should contact NSA Head Office as soon as they are able, by calling 01684 892661 or emailing [email protected] with their name, NSA membership number, address and contact telephone numbers, plus the dates help is required to and from. Other useful information includes how many students/helpers required, whether or not accommodation can be provided, if experienced help is required, the number of ewes to lamb, and if they lamb indoors or outdoors.

 

Notes to editors:-

  • For more information contact NSA Head Office on 01684 892661.
  • The National Sheep Association is an organisation that represents the views and interests of sheep producers throughout the UK. It is funded by its membership of sheep farmers and its activities involve it in every aspect of the sheep industry. More at www.nationalsheep.org.uk and www.nsanextgeneration.org.uk